This Couple’s ‘Half & Half’ Photos Give Long-Distance Relationships A New Meaning

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7:05 pm 23 Nov, 2015

History has known how every art has a story of love behind it. And so is the case here!

Li Seok and Danbi Shin are young artists from South Korea who are currently engaged to get married – as soon as they re-unite.

Twenty-three-year-old Danbi is living in New York City and 28-year-old Li Seok is in Seoul for exhibits.

 

This is 28-year-old Li Seok and 23-year-old Danbi Shin, artists from South Korea. They are engaged to be married, but right now, due to traveling for exhibits, they live in different cities; Danbi is in New York City, while Seok is in Seoul.

 

Whilst their stay in different cities, they realized how their different experiences are still very much the same.

And hence came their project ‘Half & Half’ to document their lives apart.

 

Although the couple are thousands of miles apart, they still lead very similar lives. Using themselves as inspiration, Shin and Seok started a photo collage project called "Half & Half" to document their lives apart.

 

The project not only paved a way for a brilliant art work but made the two share their lives much closely.

They collectively became ShinLiArt on their Facebook page.

 

The most interesting part is that the two of them take their pictures simultaneously.

So no, they don’t collage it later as per convenience. They plan their pictures in the moment and capture it.

 

On the project's Instagram page, Shin and Seok — who collectively go as ShinLiArt — say it ended up being a way to bond and create things together even while being far apart.

 

“We started to plan on making something that can be done despite the long distance. So Li Seok presented an idea called the Half & Half project.

We were sad to be apart. I just wanted to embrace the romantic and normal moments as an ordinary couple, imagine eating cereal and watching taxis go by together.”

 

 

They make sure their symmetry is accurately positioned. Look at it! Such precision over 6863 miles? Geniuses!

 

Together, they are careful to make sure the photos are positioned just right to ensure accuracy and symmetry.

 

From East to West, the world doesn’t change much. The Empire State Building from New York or 63 Building of Seoul, neither knew they could be merged this way.

 

They also make it a point to find similar scenes in totally different environments.

 

Dark or light, their pictures show the two distant worlds merging as one.

 

 

 

“I think many people felt sympathy with our long-distance relationship. We received a lot of messages cheering for us and news articles have been made from all over the world.”

 

Shin went on to say that the photos have hit a chord with people: "I think many people felt sympathy with our long-distance relationship. We received a lot of messages cheering for us and news articles have been made from all over the world.

 

”Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” – Donna Lynn Hope

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